Protostropharia semiglobata – ‘Dung Roundhead’

As its common name suggests, this species may be found growing in animal dung such as wombat droppings. It is a saprophytic fungi, meaning they can help decompose organic matter. This species is fairly widespread and it is thought that it may have been introduced to Australia via livestock. This artwork was inspired by areas of Cradle Mountain, TAS.

Some further info on this species can be found here: